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DIY Mod Links Computer Case Light Color to CPU Usage

Want your case lights to do more than look futuristic? This slick mod turns simple case lights into a color-based CPU load indicator.

Computer and DIY enthusiast Kevin shares a great project that links the color of the LEDs on your computer case with the load on the CPU. Check out the video above to see an overview of the whole process and then hit up the link below for a full parts list and schematic.

The Case LED v. 2.0: Completed [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/2/12

Comments (2)

  1. John

    would love to do this but running Windows 7 – 64 Bit here :/

  2. sudobash

    I would totally do this as blinkenlights. Forget the smooth led change.

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